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Sony DSC-W830 Digital Camera

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20.1MP 8x CCD Jan 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Average Expert Reviews

This digital camera received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review site betabuzz.de.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 14,994 user and expert reviews, Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of this age and type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price], and the Canon IXUS 155[plb_2176423_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony DSC-H90[plb_1610625_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the DSC-W830 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W830. Across all the cameras of this age and type the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W830 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. When compared to other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W830 that we have checked, the megapixel count of the DSC-W830 of 20.1 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W830, the Sony DSC-W830 has an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Canon IXUS 155[plb_2176423_price], the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price], and the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the DSC-W830 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon IXUS 155[plb_2176423_price], the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price], or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W830 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 5152 x 2896, 1920 x 1080, 11520×1080, 7152 x 1080, 4912 x 1920 and 4912 x 1080 and 3424 x 1920.

A 5152 x 3864 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

The worst still image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 384 x 480.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

When compared to other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W830, the Sony DSC-W830's total megapixel count of 20.5 megapixels is one of the most. The average total megapixel count of cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W830 is 16MP.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-W830 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of this age and spec.

This camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W830.

Across similar types of camera the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-W830 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. In addition, this camera support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 800 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W830 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the DSC-W830 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Sony digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on cameras of this spec and age. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Sony DSC-W830 has a better display than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all digital cameras of this age and type is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The DSC-W830 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed (only 80) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W830. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W830 the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99.

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Light

Across all the similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 710g. With a weight of only 104 grams, the DSC-W830 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-H90[plb_1610625_price] (192g) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W830 the widths range from 16mm to 470mm, and the average width is 100mm. The Sony DSC-W830 is fairly narrow (only 93.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Short

The DSC-W830 is quite short (only 52.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W830 have heights of between 10mm and 750mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-W830 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W830.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price], or the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price]; or the Sony DSC-H90[plb_1610625_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W830 do not support Full HD video. The DSC-W830 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price], the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-W830 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W830 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price], the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-W830 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W830 are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS. The DSC-W830 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-W830 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The DSC-W830 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed (only 2 seconds) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-W830. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-W830 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.0005s to 250s.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The Sony DSC-W830 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W830. The flash modes "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the DSC-W830 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W830. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

At only 1.4 hours, the Sony DSC-W830 has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W830. Digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W830 have maximum battery lives of between 0.83h and 680h.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-W830 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Sony digital camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports Four ISO Speeds

The DSC-W830 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The ISO speeds 80, 1250, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The DSC-W830 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W830. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The DSC-W830 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Sony camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-W830.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W830

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this compact camera camera was released.

MS Duo Memory Card

MS Duo memory card

The DSC-W830 supports an MS Duo memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. In addition, this Sony digital camera support MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS and MS Pro-HG Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo HX memory cards.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-W830 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W830.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the IXUS 155[pl_2176423_price] (10x and higher rated), or the PowerShot SX600 HS[pl_2110760_price] (18x and higher rated) both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] (20x and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the DSC-W830 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W830.

If you would prefer a camera with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (3"), the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Tripod Mount
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Wrist Strap
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

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Expert Reviews

(6)
6 January 2015

The Sony W830 is exactly what it says on the tin: a small, light and easy-to-use compact camera. You can get reasonable pictures straight out of the box. It's pretty basic and has an 8x zoom...

Pocketsize
Easy to use
Picture quality is pretty good
8x stabilised optical zoom
360 degree Sweep Panorama
Just HD video
Responsiveness
No WiFi
No touchscreen screen isn't tiltable
Fiddly shutter release
3 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years. As a result, the... Read more…

19 November 2014

Camera Labs

The Sony Cyber-shot W830 is a mid-range point-and-shoot compact with an 8x optical zoom and 20.1 Megapixel CCD sensor. Introduced into the Cyber-shot range at the beginning of 2014, the W830 has a... Read more…

16 December 2014

Ce Sony W830 fait son travail de petit compact léger, discret et facile à manipuler. Il délivre des images satisfaisantes dès la première prise en main. Un compact basique à zoom 8x en...

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

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User Reviews

(614)
Reviewed 25 October 2014 by Sweetmusiclady
Sweetmusiclady would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (Verified Purchase)

I sell a lot on ebay so I need a camera that is dependable and that provides crystal-clear images. This one definitely fills the bill. I definitely would recommend...

Reviewed 12 August 2014 by Gobroncos08
Gobroncos08 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (Verified Purchase)

For the price($100), this small camera does everything well. I have had the camera for about 2 months now and have no complaints so far...

Easy to Use
Great Resolution
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Battery Life
Great Zoom
Reviewed 9 August 2014 by Blueberry22
Blueberry22 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (Verified Purchase)

The only negative would be the shutter speed. It is slow. You will not be disappointed...

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by JEB3

It is a decent camera for the price. The shutter seems exceptionally slow regardless of light conditions. The camera does not come with a manual. You have to find it online to download. And that... Read more…

Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Ariz1964
Ariz1964 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (Verified Purchase)

Light, easy to carry, great picture quality, and the zoom reaches out. Options will allow customization...

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